I bet you are Beautiful
A quick Google search tells me that the official definition of beautiful is this: The quality that gives pleasure to the mind or senses and is associated with such properties as harmony of form or color, excellence of artistry, truthfulness, and originality. I wonder where the last place you saw real beauty was? Lately, I’m sure I got a glimpse of it in the deep turquoise of the Mediterranean...
To be an Expert is to Simplify
I was doing an exercise in Marion Deuchar’s book Let’s Make Some Great Art last night, and - I know it should be avoided - but it got me thinking. Namely about Simplification. Deuchars is obviously an expert at what she does - she has worked on some extremely high profile projects, including work for the Guardian and Penguin Books, her passion for art is tangible and addictive (I bought her book...
Randomly stumbled across a quote from Robert Brault the other day. Checked out his site and he obviously has a real talent for communicating, in a really succinct way, the lessons he’s learnt about life, as well as being an awesome writer! A few stand out quotes for me: “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realise they were the big things” ...
The Spring Do Lectures 2012 →
I was warned by @ade, who had been before, about how the week following Do would feel. He said it would feel odd, even though what you are coming back to is of course whatever normality is to each of us. He was right, it does feel odd - in a really good way. Life is complicated, days fly by at an alarming rate but, in our raincoats and wellies with our bad hair and dubious washing habits in a...
What's with all the Sharing?
I have been in Twitter’s company for about a year - a veritable beginner by lots of my colleagues standards. I properly struggled at first. Why tweet? I thought. Who cares what I have to say, about anything? Especially the mundane - but actually time has shown me that is exactly the beauty of twitter. One persons mundane is the next persons exotic. There is a market and clearly a need for...